Teachings In The Air is a new podcast focusing on Indigenous health and wellness that aims to inspire, motivate, and empower men to be sound in mind, body and spirit - because that's what health means. Indigenous men's health is an important component of Indigenous community health.
“It’s a natural feeling for all of us to feel pain, but it doesn’t mean we have to stay there. When we disown our pain, that’s when we become isolated. We must embrace that pain and let it happen; then, we can direct our life again.”
Colonization disrupted our Indigenous systems of governance through acts of genocide, and Gerry unpacks how these difficult experiences have determined some destructive behaviors today, and what to do about this.
In our first episode of this second season, we listen to Gerry talk about the origins of his life's work, stemming from the challenges he faced as a young man struggling to recover from trauma, abuse, and addictions.